Dusting & Polishing

How to Clean Wood Furniture

Scared to touch those grains? Take proper care by following these easy steps.

The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Wood

Don’t know your pine from your maple? Here, everything you need to know about the types of wood commonly used for furniture.

4 Steps to Caring for Hardwood Floors


Follow these easy steps and you’ll soon worship the ground you walk on.

11 Amazing Cleaning Supplies

The most powerful tools for making your cleaning routine faster, easier, and more effective.

The Best Cleaning Products of All-Time

When it comes to the most effective deep-cleaners, the oldies are definitely still the goodies.

7 Essential Cleaning Gadgets

Seven key tools for helping you stick to that New Year's cleaning resolution.

The Best Everyday Cleaning Essentials

Tackle everyday messes with the best sponges, scrubbers, sprays, and more.

What Ingenious Cleaning Tricks Did You Learn from Your Mom?

This month, readers share their moms’ tried-and-true tips for scrubbing, scouring, stain fighting, and more. Try one the next time you tidy up.

What Is Your Favorite Cleaning Product and Why?

Here, readers share under-the-sink staples guaranteed to give you the advantage in your next grunge match.

The Best Dusters

We got down and dirty with 50 options to find the most effective, easy-to-care-for tools. Bring on the white-glove test.

Speed-Clean a Big Bookcase Checklist

Want to be decluttered and dusted in 15 minutes or less? Here’s what you’ll need: an apron with pockets, an old sheet, silica-gel packets, a Swiffer duster with an extendable handle, an Alvin dry-cleaning pad, a hair dryer, an extension cord, and a step stool.

Ceiling Fan Duster

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.